With Euro 2016 reaching a climax but most of Europe now heading for home, and the transfer window officially opening last week, things are starting to hot up. That elusive first sight of a new player holding a red and white scarf aloft may have to wait a while longer but the contract writers at the Academy of Light have been busy with their pen again today.
You can tell it's July. Perhaps more concerning - you can tell it's July and there's nothing concrete to report on Sunderland transfers yet; because the first day of the transfer window saw some lovely examples of stretching, conjecture and half-baked 'news' about Yann M'Vila.
Fabio Borini spent a year on loan at Roma during season 2011-12. Edin Dzeko is signed to Roma. He has been widely linked with a return to Italy, on and off, ever since. If Roma offered Edin Dzeko, plus cash, in a swap for Fabio Borini, would Sunderland be tempted? Would you?
Five out of contract players were released by Sunderland a couple of weeks ago. Brown, Fletcher, Gra
Yann M'Vila is due to link up with parent club Rubin Kazan on Wednesday or Thursday this week. As ha
Christiano Ronaldo makes his bow tonight in the last the opening round of matches for Portugal again
Group E starts today with some real talent entering the fray. This is going to be a tough one to get
The games are coming thick and fast now Euro 2016 is gathering steam. Group D got underway yesterday as Croatia triumphed over Turkey.
Group C is a mixed bag. Northern Ireland, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. Obviously Germany will win. To be honest, there's only odd flashes of quality in the other three teams and some very hard to pronounce names.
Hal Robson-Kanu is the toast of Wales this morning. As a second half substitute he steered home a left footed shot to score the winner for the Welsh against Slovakia. Are Sunderland one of the Premier League clubs tracking him?